Announcements


Brian J. Collins Joins The Americas Group

We are proud to announce and welcome Brian J. Collins, President and CEO of Pinnacle Development as a Partner in The Americas Group. His Company is currently developing mixed-use real estate projects featuring 5-star hotels, including the Regent Hotel & Residences in Winter Park, Florida and The Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Collins was previously a Principal and COO of Millennium Partners, the pre-eminent developer of mixed-use properties in the United States having developed over $2 billion of projects during the past seven years. Their portfolio includes 5 Ritz-Carlton Hotels and two Four Seasons Hotels, including the new 70 floor Four Seasons in Miami. Brian will help guide The Americas Group into development opportunites for our own account and those of our clients, as we continue to add to our capabilities in the Real Estate Sector.

We look forward to introducing you to Brian and to demonstrating our additional Real Estate capabilities. Brian brings a unique set of experince and skills that make him one of the very best in his area of expertise. We hope you will contact us if we can be of any assistance. To learn more about Brian please give us a call or email us and we will send you more information and his impressive biography.

Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!

February 10, 2004

Audry Ross Sells One Arvida Parkway - Highest Residential Sale in Miami Dade County History

We are pleased to announce that our partner Audrey Ross, Senior Vice President/Shareholder in Esslinger Wooten & Maxwell (EWM), has sold One Arvida Parkway, Gables Estates, Coral Gables, Florida for $26.85 million. This sale is the Highest Residential Sale in Miami Dade County History. We are proud that The Americas Group Real Estate, Inc. participated with  Audrey  on this transaction.

We look forward to assisting you with your Real Estate requirements as we deepen our involvement in this sector. Please give us a call or e-mail Audrey at  aross@miamirealestate.com if we  can assist you with your needs.

January 16, 2004

The Americas Group Sets Up A Real Estate Subsidiary The Americas Group Real Estate, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that we have established a wholly owned licensed real estate subsidary, The Americas Group Real Estate, Inc. This is part of our continuing efforts to offer diverse and comprehensive advisory and merchant banking services to our friends and clients.

We are now in a position to assist  you in finding solutions to your residential, multi-family, retail, commerical and indurstrial real estate  needs.  We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our new capabilities.

January 2, 2004

Ben Eisenberg Joins The Americas Group

We are pleased to annouce and welcome Ben Eisenberg, one of Miami's prominant commercial and industrial real estate specialists as the newest Partner of The Americas Group. Ben is a Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield a division of the Rockefeller Group which is one of the largest commercial real estate services companies in the world with annual revenues in the $1 billion range. He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate representations for the leasing and acquisition of property and in the leasing and disposition of assets. This includes distribution and manufacturing facilities, build-to-suit transactions and investment sales.

Ben will be our partner responsible for providing our clients and friends comprehensive commercial real estate services and solutions as we continue our diversification and expansion into the Real Estate Sector. Ben and his firm have represented some of the most important and prestigious firms in the world . We look forward to introducing Ben and Cushman & Wakefield to you and to demonstrating our expanded real estate services capabilities. Please give us a call or contact us via e-mail if we can be of any asssistance in this area.

Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!

December 31, 2003

Intelco Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that The Americas Group has been engaged by Intelco (International Telecommunications Ltd.) of Belize to assist them in finding a strategic partner and to help them raise additional capital. In addition we will provide them with government relations and other consulting services and will generally act to support, promote and advance their initiatives and interests.

Intelco has been granted a full telecommunications license to compete against the incumbent monopoly company.  They are currently completing the building of their system utilizing all of the latest ATM and IP (Internet Protocol) technology.   Their service will include cellular, internet, international long distance, local long distance and local voice and video through a nation-wide wireless local loop telecom network covering all municipalities in Belize. The system is expected to be fully operational at the end of September.

Belize has been a very profitable market. The monopoly company last year earned $17 million in profits on sales of approximately $55 million.  Twenty percent of their business came from the Government of Belize. Our client, Intelco was recently awarded the exclusive contract to supply all of the telecommunication services to the Government of Belize for the next 15 years and is currently providing them with data and voice services in the capital city and over the next few months the service will be expanded to serve all Government offices throughout the country of Belize.

We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to the successful conclusion of this engagement. Thank you for your continued interest, support and friendship.  

September 12, 2003